Cannabis Addiction and Abuse in Plymouth Devon

Getting Familiar With Cannabis

In America, about 4 million people are stated to take Cannabis drug. It stands out as the most abused illegal drug.

Cannabis comes from the cannabis plant, specifically from the flowers and buds. Just like it is the case with cigarettes, it is generally parched up, crushed and smoked. Edible is other available form of Cannabis.

These edible foods can produce the same effect as smoking the drug and usually baked goods and sweets are the most commonly used.

Users can also consume a resin-like substance from concentrated plant matter that produce a stronger effect. This drug, otherwise referred to as "dabs," may come in form of wax-like substance, a viscid liquid or hard, crystalline material which is more or less like candy that can be heated and snorted. "Dab" can also be called wax, budder, and shatter.

In certain states, the use of Cannabis for medical purposes is legal and in some, recreational use is also allowed. Stress and pain relief are among its medical applications. For achieving infamous "high" and for reducing stress, Cannabis is used. There are more than one name for Cannabis, like grass, ganja, dope, pot, weed, reefer, and maryjane.

Cannabis is a controverted drug, with many advocates for and against its use. Because of ambiguous feelings of its legality, there is some degree of doubt about the full extent of harm Cannabis can inflict if used for recreationally continuously for a long period of time.

Cannabis Addiction And Effects

Cannabis acts on the central nervous system and produces changes in brain function. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical that causes most of the drugs' effects.

It effects differently on different individuals and depends on how much anyone consumed. When smoked, Cannabis produces a faster and more mellow effect than when orally taken.

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Dabs produce immediate effects that could last for a few hours because of their high level of THC. Impacts of Cannabis are

  • Feeling of pleasure
  • Altered Perceptions
  • Enhanced appetite
  • Decreased anxiety

It is almost impossible overdosing with Cannabis, but it has the second-highest rate of emergency room visits, after Cocaine. The cause of these visits are accidents caused by people who were under the influence of the drug.

Thc Levels In Cannabis

Compared to cannabis used in 60s, today's Cannabis has more than 250 percent higher THC content, and high THC concentration in turn means even a small amount of cannabis can cause a severe high. Today the increased amount of THC in Cannabis has increased boozing related danger and has also increased danger of addiction.

Addiction from Cannabis can be medically analysed and impacts negatively on the life of the user.

Cannabis Addiction

Many people become psychologically dependent on Cannabis in the same manner others develop a psychological dependency on other drugs. Cannabis, much like other drugs, increases the levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain which influences our happiness.

Because of the chemical changes that cannabis causes in the brain, a cannabis user becomes dependent on dopamine to feel all right and relaxed. Cannabis use increases the Dopamine levels in the user's' brain, albeit only temporarily. Desire to stop using Cannabis and being unable to achieve that is a clear indication of dependency on the substance.

The personal life of a addict can also suffer due to this habit. Using Cannabis can lead to

  • Problems with the law
  • Lack of interest in school
  • Poor performance at work
  • Reduction in learning activities and impaired memory

The continued use of Cannabis, despite its negative effects is a indication of addiction. In this case, it is critically vital to get acquainted with the signs and consequences of falling victim to Cannabis addiction.

Cannabis And Other Addictions

Cannabis is considered a gateway substance in that most people who start using it end up opting for other powerful drugs such as Cocaine. This is a problem particularly with teenage Cannabis use since teenagers are more likely to try out other drugs after using Cannabis. Teenage smokers are increasing as the Cannabis abuse increases in United States. The risk of addiction to cannabis or other harder drugs is higher in teen Cannabis users than adult users.

Facts Related To Cannabis Abuse

Cannabis Addiction Treatment

People who have been using Cannabis for more than a year are more likely to struggle to stop using it. Similar to other types of addictions, the best way to quit is by seeking advice from a expert. Getting advice from a counsellor and joining a support group are quite effective treatment options. To learn more, contact us now on 0800 772 3971.